Oklahoma City (40-52)
Oklahoma City came out of the break ready to go - except on defense, where they committed six errors - four by Robinson Cancel. OKC wins with an 8-4 win over the Iowa Cubs. Andy Van Hekken threw 7IP, 7H/4R (1ER), 7K:0BB to drop his ERA to 2.97. Wesley Wright and Jeff Fulchino both had perfect IPs.
Anderson Hernandez was 3x3 with a homer and two walks; J.R. Towles was 2x4 with an RBI; Tommy Manzella was 1x4 with 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Gotta go with Anderson Hernandez, but Van Hekken was solid.
Corpus and Frisco were tied at 1-1 going into the 9th, and then Brad James happened, and Frisco won 2-1 on a walk-off by Renny Osuna. Erick Abreu allowed 4H/1ER, 7K:1BB and Pat Urckfitz gave up 2H/0ER in 1IP. James walked a batter, and then intentionally walked three more, for a 1H/1ER, 1K:4BB, HBP, WP line, taking the loss.
Jake Goebbert and Kody Hinze (2 2B) had two hits each, while Jimmy Paredes' 1st-inning homer provided all the Hooks' scoring. J.D. Martinez was 1x2 with a walk and a double.
Man of the Match: Erick Abreu
Lancaster won 13-7 basically thanks to 1B David Flores. More on that in a second, we have a formula to follow. Our Boy Andrew Robinson allowed 9H/6ER, 3K:1BB in 3.2IP; Mike Ness got the win with 3H/1ER, 3K:0BB in 2.1IP; Chris Hicks struck out five of the seven batters he faced, and Kirk Clark walked three in 1IP, but without further incident.
So, yes, David Flores. He hit three homers, going 4x5 with 7RBI on the night. Jonathan Meyer hit a three-run homer and drew a walk (it's nice when 6-7 in your lineup goes 5x9 with 4HR, 10RBI). Jiovanni Mier was 0x3, but drew two walks.
Man of the Match: Please. David Flores.
Lexington crushed Savannah's souls with a 7-1 win. Mike Foltynewicz went 6IP, allowing 4H/1ER, 9K:2BB; Jason Chowning struck out five in 2IP, and Jorge De Leon struck out two in 1IP.
Mike Kvasnicka went 2x5 with 2RBI, and Ben Heath went 2x4 with a double and an RBI. Enrique Hernandez went 1x2 with 2BB, as did Ben Orloff. Jay Austin had 2RBI on an 0x3 night.
Man of the Match: Mike Foltynewicz
Tri-City took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st, but gave it right back, losing 6-3 at Batavia. Nick Tropeano threw 4IP, 6H/4R (2ER), 5K:3BB; Kristian Bueno struck out two, but walked three in 1IP; Joan Belliard allowed 2H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 1IP, and Dayan Diaz had 6K:2BB in 2IP.
The ValleyCats only got three hits - Justin Gominsky (2B), John Hinson (SB), and Zach Johnson.
Man of the Match: Dayan Diaz
Mother of Pearl. Greeneville had a 1-0 lead on Johnson City. And then Johnson City scored the next 17 runs. Jamaine Cotton allowed 4H/7R (6ER), 0K:1BB in 1.1IP, with two of those runs coming courtesy of Rodney Quintero, who allowed 3ER of his own. Paris Shewey allowed 4H/2ER, Scott Zuloaga allowed 5H/4ER, and Matison Smith gave up just an earned run in 1IP.
Jordan Scott was 2x3 with a double; Chase Davidson was 1x4 with a double. The Gastros went 0x8 w/RISP.
Man of the Match: Jordan Scott
GCL Astros (7-13)
The GCLers scored the final six runs of the game for a 6-1 win over the Nationals. Adrian Houser got his 1st professional win with 5.2IP, 5H/1ER, 8K:2BB; Steven Dennison allowed 1H/0ER in 2.1IP, and Justin Gill threw a perfect 9th.
Chris Epps was 3x5 (and probably should move up to Tri-Cty); Yonathan Mejia was 2x4 with 2RBI - as was the rehabbing Jason Bourgeois. Justin Shults was 1x4 with a walk and an RBI.
Man of the Match: Adrian Houser